Category Archives: April-June 2016

4/28 – Human Science Institute Conference – Call for Presentations September 8-10, 2016

Announcements / April-June 2016

Compassion, Connection and Response-Ability

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Today’s social and environmental challenges call all of us to engage in creating a more humane and ecologically sustainable future. But, when the media is tuned to the hyperbole of catastrophe in all areas of our lives – security and safety, economic collapse, ecological disaster – what motivates and inspires individuals to engage in initiatives to create positive change? A feeling of compassion – the desire to help – is often …

4/28 – The developing developments of development!

Leading Comments / April-June 2016

I’m pleased to introduce you the first release of the April-June Issue of the Integral Leadership Review. First off, I have to say I am excited to be heading to the Integral European Conference, May 4th – 8th. Our very own Natasha Mantler will be presenting on Women’s Authentic Leadership Development, delving into the correlation between women’s authentic leadership and stages of adult development. I have the pleasure of leading a dialogue around Searching for Next Stage …

4/28 – Original Cover Art – Celebrating Life

Cover / April-June 2016

Michelle Josephi

About the Artist

Michelle Josephi is a Toronto based creative process-driven artist that allows images to reveal themselves through layers of paint, prism colours, print, often integrating nature.

4/28 – Letting Our Differences Have Their Way With Us

Leadership Coaching Tips / April-June 2016

Gabriel Wilson

In my experience, any time we engage in a conversation about our differences with an intention to prove the other side wrong, we’re heading for a dead end. When we take a right-wrong stance to any conversation about difference — whether it’s about race or gender, politics or religion — it reveals that we’re more interested in affirming our positions (and our sense of self tied to those positions) than anything else.

Engaging this way also rests on …

4/28 – Complexity, self-organization and leadership: Enlivened experiences from The Netherlands

Peer Reviewed Articles / April-June 2016

Jaap Geerlof and Anke van Beckhoven







Our home country, The Netherlands, seems to be a fertile ground for self-organizing organizations and is an incubator for researchers that are interested in the topic of leadership and self-organization. Scientific literature unveils that the question of leadership of self-organizing organizations is surrounded by controversy. Some scholars interpret the emergence of self-organizations as the starting point of leaderless organizations, others emphasize its emanation as a opportunity for coaching …

4/28 – The Science of Possibility: What’s the question?

Feature Articles / April-June 2016

Jon Freeman

Our core human questions have not changed in centuries.   “Who am I, where did “all this” come from, where is it going, how does it work.….?”  Our answers have evolved, increasing in sophistication as our frameworks have grown and as we have added to the information available.  That journey of widening perspective is expressed within the developmental stages, from nature spirits to power gods, to monotheistic creation stories and spirit-free scientific randomness duelling with both the religious dogmas …

4/28 – Transfiguring the Everyday: Socio-Cultural Ontologies and Philosophical Transgression

Feature Articles / April-June 2016

Michael Schwartz



Disenchantment, Philosophy, Meta-Philosophy

Disenchantment is a recurring, if at times underground, concern in contemporary continental and comparative philosophy. To get some quick bearings, let us recall Weber’s famous characterization of modern instrumental reason and its rationalizing processes as dissolving and displacing pre-modern senses of an inherently meaningful and magical world. Similarly, in a more directly philosophical register, Heidegger’s history of being culminates in the reign of Gestell, a mode of sending which veils the meaning, …

4/28 – And so it begins: The Inaugural Conference of the Human Science Institute

Notes from the Field / April-June 2016

K. Keyvne Baar

As we, the Human Science Institute (HIS), prepare for our second conference (8-10 September 2016 in Salt Lake City), it was decided that a recap of the experiences from the inaugural conference was in order. I was nominated for the assignment.

In many ways I am the least obvious person to take this on. I am an academic who shuns academic speak: I have never used epistemological in a sentence (until now), yet I thrive among those …

4/28 – Bradbury and Torbert. Eros/Power – Love in the Spirit of Inquiry

Book Reviews / April-June 2016

Joseph Friedman

41LjIikicLL._SX331_BO1,204,203,200_Eros/Power is a wonderfully brave and highly readable book. Brave because, although both Hilary Bradbury and Bill Torbert are acclaimed scholars, they have stepped from behind the safety of footnotes to write in a deeply personal manner,of eros (love, life energy, sensuality and sexuality) and power ( energy applied for effect, both unilateral and mutually exercised), using chapters from their own lives to illustrate and amplify their inquiry. The authors refer to Eros as the “integrating (if supremely …